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Algo-Logic Systems launches FPGA accelerated CME Tick-To-Trade System

First Published 12th May 2016

Algo-Logic Systems has announced the release of the FPGA accelerated CME Tick-To-Trade System. The sub-microsecond trading solution is suitable for latency-sensitive trading firms that need deterministic response times to market opportunities. The CME T2T System is built using internally developed, pre-built FPGA IP cores that can reduce time-to-market and provide flexibility for customizations.

The sub-microsecond wire-to-wire latency is achieved by performing all trade operations in FPGA logic.Operations offloaded to the FPGA include (i) processing CME MDP 3.0 tick data on a 10 Gigabit/second (10G) Ethernet link by the integrated Feed Handler, (ii) building the CME Futures & Options (F&O) Order Book from incremental tick data, (iii) detecting trading opportunities, and (iv) placing trades in the form of FIX messages over the 10G TCP Endpoint. The CME T2T System deploys into an Altera Stratix V FPGA card that fits into most servers.